Russ,RussGLAuto wrote: ↑Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:31 pmBeen here for a while Dave. But thank you for the kind words.
Was hoping to put Gladys into the PC show after the 2020 S**t show that was covid cancelled... that said, been talking to my smart paint repair expert (who's brother may well have originally sold Gladys at VW's Bishop Stortfords branch), I know right, small world!
And he's agreed to attend mid / end March to get Glady's paintwork 100%. Which is what I've been aiming for. Not going to be cheep, c. £700-900 to sort out the bonnet, front valance, and rear swage line rust spiders that have appeared recently...
Seems these can be expected on cars of this age due to poor steelwork prep back in the day when it wasn't really known about.
I'll get there. Means she's not 100% original paintwork, but it will mean she's 100% rust free which, in my book, is far more important. And the repair will still leave c. 80% paint still original...
Not every 30 yr + example can be original, all that matters is they are maintained to help preserve them.
Good luck with the repairs going smoothly…. .